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  1. Final Four: Battle stations are being readied in state for Kentuc...

    Brian Bennett

    Rationality is in short supply in the state of Kentucky this week. The most epic sports duel the state has ever seen arrives on Saturday night, when bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville meet in the Final Four. Neutrality is not an option.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  2. It's title or bust for Big Blue Nation

    Brian Bennett

    When Kentucky won the national championship in 1996, Alexander Wolff began his Sports Illustrated cover story this way: "They scarcely celebrate their national championships at Kentucky. They revive them, yes, and cherish them, most certainly. But c...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  3. Kentucky has all the answers vs. Iowa State

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What are you gonna do? Seriously, how are you going to beat Kentucky in this NCAA tournament? That's what Iowa State -- and maybe the rest of America -- must be thinking after watching the preposterously gifted Wildcats break ou...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky comfortably survived the first weekend of the NCAA tournament in its own backyard, and now we have a pretty sweet rematch on tap for next week in Atlanta. But first, here's a quick look at the No. 1 seed Wildcats' 87-71...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  5. Crowder makes the difference for Marquette

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- You'd never know it now by looking at his sculpted body, but Marquette's Jae Crowder used to be pudgy, to put it kindly. Going into his junior year of high school, Crowder was a 5-foot-11 point guard. He weighed 235 pounds. "...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  6. Rapid Reax: Marquette 62, Murray State 53

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here's a quick look at No. 3 seed Marquette's 62-53 victory over No. 6 seed Murray State at the KFC Yum! Center. Overview: The storyline going into this game was that these teams were mirror images of each other. That proved tru...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  7. Previewing Louisville: Saturday's games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thursday's slate of second-round games at the KFC Yum! Center didn't offer a lot of intrigue. All four higher seeds won by an average of 16 points. Maybe they were just setting the stage for a dramatic doubleheader Saturday. On ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  8. Cyclones make waves by beating champs

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Chris Allen played his first three years at Michigan State, experiencing two Final Fours and a Sweet 16 with the Spartans. His old team expected to do great things in March. Back in the NCAA tournament as a senior with Iowa Stat...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Iowa State 77, UConn 64

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The games in Louisville have all wrapped up, and the chalk advanced with every higher seed winning by double digits. But the late-game result still might surprise some people. Here's a look at No. 8 Iowa State's 77-64 victory ov...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 81, WKU 66

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here's a quick look at No. 1 seed Kentucky's 81-66 victory over No. 16 seed Western Kentucky in the South Region on Thursday night: Overview: Nothing to see here, folks. Well, nothing except lob dunks and a whole lot of blue....

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Marquette 88, BYU 68

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The afternoon games at the KFC Yum! Center were more crummy than yummy, at least for those who prefer their NCAA tournament games seasoned with crunch-time drama. But Murray State and Marquette fans aren't complaining. Here's a ...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  12. Murray State builds on its special season

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- At halftime, with his team leading Murray State 24-23, Colorado State coach and prolific Twitter user Tim Miles tweeted the following: "Win the half, we'll win the game." Miles and the rest of America might have been thinking th...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Murray State 58, CSU 41

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Quick thoughts from No. 6 seed Murray State's 58-41 win over No. 11 Colorado State in the second round of the West Regional. Overview: Murray State's special season just got a little sweeter. The Racers improved to 31-1 on the y...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  14. Previewing Louisville: Afternoon games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The NCAA tournament has arrived at the KFC Yum! Center, and this pod definitely comes Kentucky-fried for your enjoyment. Murray State begins the day by playing within its state's borders, and No. 1 seed Kentucky and No. 16 seed ...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  15. Previewing Louisville: Evening games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Looking for something interesting in the Thursday night session at the KFC Yum! Center? Well, we've got the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed and the defending national champions each playing and possibly charting a collision co...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  16. Checking in from Columbus: Florida-OSU

    Brian Bennett

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last time I covered college basketball, I watched Ohio State destroy opponents in its first two games of the 2011 NCAA tournament in Cleveland. Those Buckeyes look destined for greatness, but they would fall short in the Swee...

    Blog | November 15, 2011